L-LIN/12 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach C1+ level. On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1) communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in the target language;
2) use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text and oral presentations on complex subjects;

3) review, evaluate and process information from a variety of sources (newspapers, audiovisual and electronic sources);

4) work autonomously, evidenced by self-direction, self-discipline, and time management.

Course Structure

Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, progress tests.

Detailed Course Content

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU)/ “Standard language and language standards: Language, Media and Society” (6 CFU)

Textbook Information

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU):

K. Gude, M. Duckworth, L. Rogers, Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass. Student’s Book with Online Skills & Language Practice, Oxford, Oxford University Press, New Edition, 2012;

J. Swales, & M. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills, University of Michigan Press/ELT, 2012 ;

E. de Chazal & Julie Moore, Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Advanced/C1, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

“Standard language and language standards: Language, Media and Society” (6 CFU):

A. Mooney et al. (eds), Language, Society & Power. An Introduction, London / New York: Routledge, 1999 (selected chapters);

James Milroy/Lesley Milroy, Authority in Language. Investigating Language Prescription and Standardisation, London and New York, Routledge, 2002 (selected chapters);

Tony Bex / Richard J. Watts, Standard English. The Widening Debate, London / New York: Routledge, 1999 (selected chapters);

K. Lunby, Mediatization: Concept, Changes; Consequences, Bern, Peter Lang, 2009 (selected chapters);

A. Curzan, Fixing English. Prescriptivism and Language History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014 (selected chapters).

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